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Title:

Pamela shows Mr Williams a hiding place for their letters

Maker:

Highmore, Joseph; painter; British artist, 1692-1780

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

circa 1744

School/Style:

British

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
canvas; support

Technique
Description:

oil on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, 62.9, cm
width, 74.7, cm
weight, 10, kg

Acquisition:

bought; 1920;

Provenance:

Joseph Highmore's sale, London, Langford's, 5 March 1762 (24); coll. Major Dermot McCalmont, Cheveley Park, Cambridgshire; his sale, Christie's, 26 November 1920 (130), bt. A.H. Buttery; purchased from him by the National Gallery, whence acquired by the Fitzwilliam Museum

Notes:

Engraved: in reverse, dated 1 July 1745, by A. Benoist, with text 'Pamela being now in the custody of Mrs. Jewkes, seizes an occasion (as they are walking in the garden) to propose a correspondence with Mr. Williams, in order to contrive an Escape, who agree to hide their letters near the Sunflower'.

Acquisition Credit:

From the Marlay Fund.

Inscription(s):

; verso, stretcher; No 6
; verso, stretcher; chalk; Nov. 26-20
; verso, frame; No 6
; verso, frame; MS; No 7 (figure erased)
; verso, frame; graphite; No 1
; verso, frrame; red pencil; 7; number crossed through, " \ "

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Constable, William George. 1927. Catalogue of Pictures in the Marlay Bequest, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press
pl. XXVIII

Goodison, J. W.. 1977. Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. III, British School.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 102-105

1963. Paintings by Joseph Highmore, Iveagh Bequest.Kenwood:
pl. IVB, exhibition catalogue

Accession:

Object Number: M.Add.8
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 3348; input: 2000-03-27; modified: 2018-08-28)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/3348





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